Sinful Women | Supraphon SU41812

Sinful Women

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Label: Supraphon

Cat No: SU41812

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 20th April 2015

Contents

Works

Cherubini, Luigi

Medea
» Del fiero duol che il cor mi frange (Act 3)

Mariotte, Antoine

Salome
» Ah! Je baiserai ta bouche

Massenet, Jules

Herodiade
» Ne me refuse pas (Act 1)
Marie Magdeleine
» O mes soeurs

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47
» Bacchanale
» Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2)

Strauss, Richard

Elektra, op.58
» Ich habe keine guten Nachte
Salome, op.54
» Dance of the Seven Veils

Stravinsky, Igor

Oedipus Rex
» Nonn' erubescite, reges

Wagner, Richard

Parsifal
» Ich sah das Kind

Artists

Dagmar Peckova (mezzo-soprano)
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Aleksandar Markovic

Works

Cherubini, Luigi

Medea
» Del fiero duol che il cor mi frange (Act 3)

Mariotte, Antoine

Salome
» Ah! Je baiserai ta bouche

Massenet, Jules

Herodiade
» Ne me refuse pas (Act 1)
Marie Magdeleine
» O mes soeurs

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47
» Bacchanale
» Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix (Act 2)

Strauss, Richard

Elektra, op.58
» Ich habe keine guten Nachte
Salome, op.54
» Dance of the Seven Veils

Stravinsky, Igor

Oedipus Rex
» Nonn' erubescite, reges

Wagner, Richard

Parsifal
» Ich sah das Kind

Artists

Dagmar Peckova (mezzo-soprano)
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Aleksandar Markovic

About

The provocative title of the new album by the feted mezzo-soprano Dagmar Pecková reflects a remarkable dramaturgic idea: that which connects the life of modern humans with the heroines of Antique mythology is the principle of sin – and forgiveness.

This is perhaps why all the featured characters are smart and strong women, some of them even endowed with supernatural abilities. Women determined to apply the boldest means so as to gain that which they long for – or to take revenge. Women betrayed by a ruse or wounded by their own love.

The very first aria featured, that of Massenet’s Marie-Magdeleine, opens the scope for the message – that the only way out of sin is forgiveness. “When you look at mezzo-soprano characters, virtually all of them can be branded sinners. Perhaps it is owing to the darker voice colour...” says Dagmar Pecková. As rendered by her on the present album, each of the “sinful women” is profoundly treated in psychological and emotional terms.

This profundity and inspiration is based on the soloist’s own professional experience and is also the fruit of the collaboration with the accompanying Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, under the uncompromising and masterful baton of Aleksandar Marković.

Love, sin and forgiveness. An insight into the mysterious female soul!

Recorded at the Studio of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava, September 2014.

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